Ken Tadashi Oshima, UW professor of architecture, has long been a keen observer and researcher of the work of architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright. ‘Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture that Connects the World’ an exhibit curated by Oshima, is the first full-scale retrospective of Wright’s work in Japan in 26 years and shows the breadth of his vision from art, architecture and design, to writing, landscape, education, construction and urbanism.
The exhibit runs from October 21 to December 24, 2023 at the Toyota Museum of Art in Aichi prefecture, Japan, and marks the 100th anniversary of Wright’s work ‘The Second Main Building of the Imperial Hotel’.
Not his first curation of Wrights work for Oshima who was one of six curators who contributed to MoMA’s retrospective exhibit ‘Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive’ in 2017. He also presented “In Between Space: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Interchange with Japan” at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House complex visitor center in conjunction with the exhibit. (Watch lecture here) Also, you can see a brief interview from 2017 with Oshima at MOMA here.